The biggest rise Stephen King has given me since that hand in Carrie came in last week's Entertainment Weekly, where the maestro of horror captured a whole slew of Pow! moments in his back-page column.
The subject of the piece, recalling your worst-ever entertainment moment, was a compilation of stories he received after putting out the query on his own website a few weeks prior. The results were not just hysterical and easily-relatable, but a perfect example of what I mean when I espouse The Highlight Reel of Life.
Like the zombies and viruses that King has written about on numerous occasions, great Surprise stories live forever and spread fast & wide.